Conference Programme Released
Early Bird Deadline
Call for Awards Nominations

Conference Programme and PHYSIKOS Update

We invite you to visit the conference website to view and download the programme overview which outlines the key topics, keynote speakers and sessions that you can look forward to.


The education component of the upcoming 2021 NZIP conference is shaping up as a diverse and invigorating opportunity for all physics educators.

The range of talks and workshops includes:

  • Physics through a Matauranga Maori lens
  • Opportunities to explore the use of Te Reo Maori in the physics classroom
  • A Review of Achievement Standards Forum
  • An opportunity to hear directly from the Ministry of Education about the changes to our education system
  • Demonstrations in physics
  • Experimental approaches in physics
  • Improving engagement in senior physics
  • The role of epistemic considerations in the senior secondary physics curriculum
  • Analysis of assessment data in physics
  • Farm Physics
  • The physics of trees
  • Quantum Science for teachers
  • Scholarship Physics
  • Inclusive classrooms in physics

You will also have access to all the physics research talks that will showcase the cutting edge physics that is being done in New Zealand.

This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other physics educators and researchers from across Aotearoa. This is the premier professional development opportunity of 2021. Don’t miss out!!!

Educators can visit the PPTA Grant to attend subject association conferences page for more information about applying for a grant of up to $700 per year. The page includes a link to complete a pre-approval form for support to attend this conference.

Early Bird Deadline is here: 31 May

Sign up today to take advantage of discounted registration fees plus many other benefits.

The Registration fee includes:

  • Entry to all conference sessions on 12 – 14 July
  • Welcome Reception and Public Lecture on Monday 12 July
  • All morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas (as scheduled)
  • Conference Dinner on Tuesday 13 July

Additional for purchase:

  • Guest Conference Dinner ticket

Register here

Call for nominations for the NZIP Awards – Dan Walls Medal and Rutherford Trophy

We are accepting nominations/applications for two NZIP Awards:

  • The Dan Walls Medal is presented by the NZIP annually to the physicist working in New Zealand for at least the past ten years and who is deemed to have made the greatest impact both nationally and internationally in their field of research.
  • The Rutherford Trophy was established in 1973 by the Mathematics and Physics section of the RSNZ Christchurch Branch to stimulate the development and improvement of simple lecture and laboratory demonstrations. The keynotes are simplicity and “the string and tape approach”. The trophy is so named because of Rutherford’s emphasis on simple and clear demonstrations.

This year, the winner of the Dan Walls Medal will be announced at the NZIP Conference in July.

Full details on how to nominate a physicist for the Dan Walls Medal, or to apply for the Rutherford Trophy, as well as the names of previous winners, are on the NZIP website.

The closing date for nominations for the Dan Walls Medal is 11th June 2021.

NZIP Awards

Other Information

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DATES: 12-14 July 2021
LOCATION: Queen Margaret College, Thorndon, Wellington
ABOUT: A biennial conference for professional physicists and physics teachers
Convenor & NZIP President Natalie Plank (VUW)
Simon Granville (VUW)
Annette Koo (MSL)
David Housden (St Bernard’s College)
Kerry South & Claudette van der Westhuizen (Conferences & Events)
W: nzip2021.org
E: nzip2021@confer.co.nz

Kind regards,
Helen Housden
PLD Analyst

Sent on behalf of:
Kerry South | Conference Manager
Conferences & Events Ltd
On behalf of the NZIP & PHYSIKOS 2021 Conference
E: nzip2021@confer.co.nz

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